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The Saratoga & North Creek Railway began operating "Snow Trains" between Saratoga Springs and North Creek, N.Y., with the start of the winter season. The plan was to facilitate travel between the Albany/Saratoga Region and Gore Mountain, a popular skiing destination. However, to the dismay of some skiers and many railroad photographers, this winter has been incredibly mild in the Adirondack Mountains. (My former colleagues at WNYT-TV in Albany, N.Y. have called it the least snowiest February on record.) Though Gore Mountain's snow-making capability kept the skiers happy, the SNC "Snow Train" should more aptly have been named a "Brown-and-Barren-Landscape Train." Only the first two weekends of "Snow Train" operation featured snow on the ground. The SNOW TRAIN . . . but where's the snow? on Friday, Dec. 30th, 2011, occurred during fresh snowfall, as did the second weekend of runs, which commenced (as seen here) on Jan. 6th. In this view at Hadley, N.Y., the rising sun peeked through the clouds just enough to give the scene a slight "golden kiss." The effect was more noticeable when this locomotive was on the other side of the trestle. first run CLICK HERE to see my photo of this train at Stony Creek Station. Digital Photo. ©2012 Aaron Keller. All rights reserved.
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